Columbia Sportwear men’s Powder Stash pant

It’s ski and snowboard season! Outfit yourself in Columbia Sportswear’s Powder Stash pant. I always appreciate Columbia’s dedication to quality outdoor wear that won’t break the bank, and the Powder Stash pant features most of the bells and whistles you’ll find on more expensive brands, without the sticker shock.

Case in point: you get plenty of venting, reinforced gaiters, and a good stretch in the material, plus thermal-reflective lining that truly adds warmth without the bulk.

The outer material is fully waterproof and breathable while being seam-sealed, of course. And on the inside, you get Columbia’s patented Omni-Tech thermal reflective lining. If you’re not familiar, this lining reflects and retains body heat using a pattern of silver dots. It’s like creating a little mini oven in your pants (or jacket)! The result is the need for fewer layers, allowing better breathability and flexibility on the slopes. My teenage son wearing nothing but undies under his Omni-Heat pants (TMI, maybe?).

You also get an exterior adjustable waist in these pants, a jacket and pant connector, articulated knees, and zippered hand pockets. The cargo pockets are for more than just looks, and bottom leg zippers allow for ski boots or snowboarding boots to be put on first, should you so desire. Reinforced cuff guards ensure a longer life span for these pants.

Pick up a pair in one of EIGHT fun colors in size small to XXL, with a short or regular inseam. The price on Columbia’s website is just $130, a fraction of what you’d pay elsewhere for the same or similar features.


Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.

1 Comment

  1. Dileep on January 26, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Have you used this pants for skiing? How did it fare without additional insulation?

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